New Road Closure - latest information

New Road Closure - latest information. (amendment)

*** Single traffic over the bridge should read 3 months, and not 3 weeks. Therefore the end date of week commencing 29th June is correct ***

The DCC Highways plan a total closure of New Road from Parley Crossroads to Ensbury Bridge, for a period of 3 weeks from 2nd March 2015 to 22nd March 2015.

The road is being dug up for resurfacing, however at least one footway will be kept open for pedestrians over the bridge. The cycleway is on the road and will in effect be closed so cyclists could dismount and walk along the footway over the bridge.

It was scheduled to have a further 3 weeks of single traffic over the bridge for essential maintenance. However following discussions, the road will be open over the bridge, all be it with narrow lanes to accommodate scaffolding for the protective canopy over the area being worked on. The use of narrow lanes has been discussed and accepted by the bus company.

DCC will take advantage of the road closure to erect the scaffolding during the first week. Only during the last week from 29th June 2015, will traffic lights with single lane working be required over the bridge to dismantle the scaffolding.

The Head of Highways has been asked that he organises officer contact/consultation with the shopkeepers as a matter of urgency.